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Lowe's Employee Health Plan Class Action Lawsuit

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Ambulance Chaser Alvarez

Schnecksville, PA

#1 Nov 16, 2012
Lowe’s employees have filed a class action lawsuit against the company, claiming Lowe’s violated federal law by changing the way employees re-enrolled in the company’s Group Health Plan, causing them to have their insurance cancelled without their knowledge.

The employees allege in the class action lawsuit that Lowe’s violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) when it modified its prior practice of automatically re-enrolling employees in their Group Health Plan, except when they sought any changes requested in coverage. Instead, Lowe’s put into place a system that required every employee to re-enroll via its computer system.

According to the Lowe’s class action lawsuit, the new practice caused some employees to have their health insurance cancelled without notification. The employees only learned of the cancellation when they or their family members became ill, and were advised of their uninsured status through their physician or medical care provider, the class action lawsuit says.

“They were never advised by Lowe’s that their insurance coverage had been cancelled. Each named Plaintiff had to actively seek out the truth regarding the cancellation of their insurance coverage and were given different stories and excuses from every Lowe's employee from whom they sought answers,” the class action lawsuit states.“Lowe's failed to give notice to any of its employees who lost coverage due to the modification of the reenrollment procedure or to inform them in any way of the loss of coverage.”

The Lowe’s ERISA class action lawsuit alleges that as Plan fiduciaries, Lowe's was required to exercise skill, care, prudence, and diligence in administering all components of the Plan, and was responsible for administering the Plan solely in the interest of Plan participants and beneficiaries. The Plaintiffs allege that in violation of their fiduciary duties to plan participants and beneficiaries, Lowe's caused many employees to lose their coverage with the Lowe's Group Medical Plan.

The Lowe’s ERISA class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all participants in Lowe’s Group Medical Plan who had their health coverage terminated and were therefore denied medical benefits by Lowe’s for part or all of the 2011 calendar year. It is seeing reinstatement of coverage for Class Members as well as reimbursement of all health care expenses they incurred due to the unlawful termination of their benefits.



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Ambulance Chaser Alvarez

Schnecksville, PA

#2 Nov 16, 2012
Pedro's vaginal mesh broke and now he isn't covered by Lowe's insurance.
Devils Fan

Asheboro, NC

#3 Nov 16, 2012
You all know this idea came from a few people in charge. These people know who they are. These people WILL pay for their wrong doings even if they no longer work for the company. There is this thing called karma.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#4 Nov 16, 2012
This might have had merit say 8+ years ago but not so much now. The difference is so much of HR is on the myloweslife that well you pretty much have to use the internet for anything dealing with benefits.
Old Guard Alvarez

Schnecksville, PA

#5 Nov 16, 2012
The Old Guard at Lowe's (Strickland, Herring, Kulynych, Tillman) would have never let things like the above happen.

It's a crime what people like Niblock, Frasso et al were(are) allowed to get away with.

Their negligence is criminal.
John Walsh Alvarez

Schnecksville, PA

#6 Nov 16, 2012
PS

If Tillman saw a ASM wearing spit shined $260 Johnston & Murphy shoes he would have fired him on the spot.

You better have some goaddamn paint wipes on your apron and concrete dust on your apron to impress that man. And some splinters in fingers.

Something DMxMD is clueless about ... a thing called work.

The Executives work at the Corporate Office, not in the stores ... KNOW YOUR ROLE!
DMxMD

Kansas City, MO

#7 Nov 16, 2012
John Walsh Alvarez wrote:
PS
If Tillman saw a ASM wearing spit shined $260 Johnston & Murphy shoes he would have fired him on the spot.
You better have some goaddamn paint wipes on your apron and concrete dust on your apron to impress that man. And some splinters in fingers.
Something DMxMD is clueless about ... a thing called work.
The Executives work at the Corporate Office, not in the stores ... KNOW YOUR ROLE!
This from an appliance invoicer, i mean "specialist" making $60k/year... What a joke.
Alvarez Clone

Mooresville, NC

#8 Nov 17, 2012
DMxMD wrote:
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This from an appliance invoicer, i mean "specialist" making $60k/year... What a joke.
Your lobotomy won't take long, and you will feel much better in the morning.

Since: Oct 11

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#9 Nov 17, 2012
I predict that after 2014 Obamacare gets more implemented Lowes will cut healthcare to their workers and pay the penalty to the govt because it may be cheaper than the medical premiums. JMO
writing on the wall

Mooresville, NC

#10 Nov 19, 2012
Pedro Rodriquez wrote:
I predict that after 2014 Obamacare gets more implemented Lowes will cut healthcare to their workers and pay the penalty to the govt because it may be cheaper than the medical premiums. JMO
That might be a bad thing after all I'm paying my premium now and will have to deal with paying the Obama care tax as well. I'm predicting no health care write offs and another line item under misc tax on your w2 by 2015.

Since: Oct 11

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#11 Nov 19, 2012
writing on the wall wrote:
<quoted text>That might be a bad thing after all I'm paying my premium now and will have to deal with paying the Obama care tax as well. I'm predicting no health care write offs and another line item under misc tax on your w2 by 2015.
It WILL be a bad thing!!! Lowes provides fairly decent benefits.
join the alvarez nation

Schnecksville, PA

#12 Nov 19, 2012
DMxMD wrote:
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This from an appliance invoicer, i mean "specialist" making $60k/year... What a joke.
This poor guy is so mad that Appliance Specialists make more than he does.
I've never seen so much jealously and contempt for store employees as I've seen from DMxMD's posts here on Topix.

DMxMD is the biggest complainer on here next to Pedro.

Cry me a river, now go change your maxi pads.

Since: Oct 11

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#13 Nov 19, 2012
join the alvarez nation wrote:
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This poor guy is so mad that Appliance Specialists make more than he does.
I've never seen so much jealously and contempt for store employees as I've seen from DMxMD's posts here on Topix.
DMxMD is the biggest complainer on here next to Pedro.
Cry me a river, now go change your maxi pads.
I think you and all your Alvarez brothers need to look in a mirror. Your every post is a complaint about DMxMD or someone. You haven't listed a single positive thing.
Moe alvarez

Schnecksville, PA

#14 Nov 19, 2012
Pedro Rodriquez wrote:
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I think you and all your Alvarez brothers need to look in a mirror. Your every post is a complaint about DMxMD or someone. You haven't listed a single positive thing.
Pedro, my comments are not complaints, real men bust each others balls and don't hold grudges

Lighten up and join the Alvarez nation and you will begin to find life doesn't revolve around Lowes or any job.

Since: Oct 11

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#15 Nov 19, 2012
Moe alvarez wrote:
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Pedro, my comments are not complaints, real men bust each others balls and don't hold grudges
Lighten up and join the Alvarez nation and you will begin to find life doesn't revolve around Lowes or any job.
I work at Lowes, they are not my life-would I like to make changes? yes, but I cannot. They are a source of my income, and, right now that is important--that they are a source of my income.
Rice and Beans Alvarez

Schnecksville, PA

#16 Nov 19, 2012
Pedro Rodriquez wrote:
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I work at Lowes, they are not my life-would I like to make changes? yes, but I cannot. They are a source of my income, and, right now that is important--that they are a source of my income.
Pedro,

Get a hobby. Do some volunteer work. Play with your grand kids. Take you dog for a walk.

Life is way too short to be on here every night worried about Lowe's.

BTW I'm selling Hostess Twinkies on craigslist for $50.00 each.

Since: Oct 11

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#17 Nov 19, 2012
Rice and Beans Alvarez wrote:
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Pedro,
Get a hobby. Do some volunteer work. Play with your grand kids. Take you dog for a walk.
Life is way too short to be on here every night worried about Lowe's.
BTW I'm selling Hostess Twinkies on craigslist for $50.00 each.
How does what I do concern you? You are on here way more than I am.
johnny cochrane alvarez

Schnecksville, PA

#18 Nov 20, 2012
Pedro Rodriquez wrote:
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How does what I do concern you? You are on here way more than I am.
you are in your sixties, i'm worried about a guy like you having a stroke over all this Lowe's nonsense.

I may be a troll but I do have sympathy/empathy for Lowe's people like you.

You are stuck there and it's eating you alive. That is no way to live. I'm just saying continue to be the best employee you can be, but don't sweat the trivial stuff.

The nonsense at Lowe's has always been there. True that it got worse under Niblock, but the company has always flown by the seat of it's pant. Constant change and upheaval. That is the only consistent thing at Lowe's .. the continuous change and vacillations.

Relax buddy, I'm on your side. When I said your vaginal mesh broke, that was a joke... me just busting your balls. relax ... ok?

To all my friends in the Alvarez Nation ... Have a great Thanksgiving!

Since: Oct 11

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#19 Nov 20, 2012
johnny cochrane alvarez wrote:
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you are in your sixties, i'm worried about a guy like you having a stroke over all this Lowe's nonsense.
I may be a troll but I do have sympathy/empathy for Lowe's people like you.
You are stuck there and it's eating you alive. That is no way to live. I'm just saying continue to be the best employee you can be, but don't sweat the trivial stuff.
The nonsense at Lowe's has always been there. True that it got worse under Niblock, but the company has always flown by the seat of it's pant. Constant change and upheaval. That is the only consistent thing at Lowe's .. the continuous change and vacillations.
Relax buddy, I'm on your side. When I said your vaginal mesh broke, that was a joke... me just busting your balls. relax ... ok?
To all my friends in the Alvarez Nation ... Have a great Thanksgiving!
It is not eating me alive-I like the banter--The only thing that concerns me is will I have a job until I retire or find another one. You cannot voice your opinion at work so this is a great avenue to say what you think.
Gary Busey Alvarez

Schnecksville, PA

#20 Nov 20, 2012
Pedro Rodriquez wrote:
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It is not eating me alive-I like the banter--The only thing that concerns me is will I have a job until I retire or find another one. You cannot voice your opinion at work so this is a great avenue to say what you think.
I've got twinkies for sale on craigslist!!!

Join the alvarez nation!

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